Author Archives: Su Bishop

About Su Bishop

I am a glass artist - mostly working with flame-worked glass, but also some kiln-formed pieces. I make jewellery and sculptural or decorative pieces.

Fishy Fantasy in the Window…

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The magic about glass is that it works with light…  Light shines through it, reflects from it…  Light is bent by glass.  Glass loves light!

Put your glass light in a cupboard, and it loses the light, its life, its voice…  But put the glass in the light and it sings.

This little seascape fantasy is in a double sided box – glass both sides.  Sit it on a window sill where the sun shines in.  Hang it from the window frame.

Glass is for light, and light beats darkness any day…

 

Tangerine and Forest Green hollows…

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Just listed in my Shop – lively vibrant colours and contrasts with blown hollows!

The main beads are blown hollow glass beads.  Hollow glass beads are lighter and the transparent hollows refract and reflect the light off the inner and outer surfaces to add life and sparkle.  The satin black hollows have been sandblasted to create a gorgeous contrast in texture.

The necklace also has long tube beads and glass rings over the tube beads and spacers.  The main beads are separated with small glass pea beads and seed beads so that the necklace is flexible and supple, so it sits just so and feels great when you wear it.

The matching earrings have forest green and etched satin black beads hanging form sterling silver ear hooks.

More details here…

 

Forest Green and Tangerine Necklace

This necklace comprises forest green, tangerine and black blown hollow beads, with tube beads, glass rings and spacers. The necklace has a hand made glass clasp.

A$450.00

Forest greeen and satin black earrings

These earrings match the forest green and tangerine necklace. The beads are of transparent forest green glass and etched satin black glass. The earrings are on Sterling Silver ear hocks and findings.

A$60.00

 

We’ve been to Woopi!

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Woolgoolga – known to the locals as Woopi – is approximately 20km north of Coffs Harbour.  Friday night was the opening of the Woolgoolga Art Gallery’s annual Lillipilli Exhibition, which runs until 14-October.  We went down for the opening – stayed overnight and went into Coffs Harbour the next day.

Woolgoolga Art Gallery is community run gallery, staffed by volunteers.  Their Lillipilli Exhibition should be an example to all community galleries on how to run a show.  The opening night was just so good – the staff were helpful, food and drink were plentiful, and the art was of a high standard.  I had two entries – a new Fishy Fantasy above, and the Fantasy in a Fishbowl.

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Saturday morning was a look around Coffs – we checked the shops, bought the groceries, then headed out to the Marina for a stroll around to look at the tourists and locals and to check the shops, including Geoffrey Baker’s Art Gallery, followed  by lunch on the deck at the Yacht – looking out over the bay and the Solitary Islands.  How good is that!

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North-West Woods necklace

This necklace takes me back to the sun-drenched beaches of Western Australia’s remote Exmouth Gulf and the Ningaloo Reef.  The beads are hand made from various woods collected from the ranges and the beaches- including snakewood, hakea, mulga, and driftwood.  The beads have been fine sanded and polished to give a gorgeous lustre and tactile organic feel.  The neckband is of Sterling silver wire and wire wrap.

This necklace has been listed for sale on my website – check it out here…

 

 

 

More hollows!

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I’ve just added these two pieces to my online shop…

This ‘Shades of Grey’ necklace and pendant features transparent grey hollow blown glass beads, white disk beads, and a etched grey glass shards pendant mounted with sterling silver findings.  This is a very classy and elegant piece.  More here…

Stripey Pink and Chartreuse Blown Hollows necklace, with it’s big bold colours and design, is a very interesting piece.  The design looks very classic, but the colours, changes in texture and asymmetry are unusual.  But despite the asymmetry, the piece is beautifully balanced.  It looks and wears beautifully. More here…

Turquoise and Silver

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I have a long term love affair with turquoise and silver – in fact it was my love of turquoise and silver that got me into this jewellery making business – long story!

These two pieces are a blast from the past.  I was cleaning out bits and bobs when I came across a stash of turquoise and silver – enough for these two lovelies!

Find them for sale on my site – here and here